Pride of PNG Awards launched

Recognising ordinary women and celebrating their extraordinary achievements and contribution towards nation building has been the driving force behind hosting the Pride of PNG Awards for Women.

The 11th Pride of PNG Awards for Women for 2018 was launched in Port Moresby yesterday (June 18).

The Pride of PNG Awards for Women is dedicated to recognising the efforts of unsung heroes; of women who are not well known yet their work, dedication and commitment to drive change touches the multitude they come in contact with.

Women are central to developing successful economies and stable societies, and the awards give them a voice and an opportunity to tell their stories of bravery and sacrifice.

“Such recognition is a wonderful source of strength for women to work with pride and dignity, knowing that many of their sisters’ right throughout PNG are also working hard for the same cause,” said His Excellency, Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae.

For the past 10 years, incredible stories of 59 Papua New Guinean women have surfaced.

Since its inception in 2007, 6 medals have been awarded annually for the categories of:

  • Bravery and courage
  • Community Spirit
  • Environment
  • Education
  • Young PNG
  • Care and Compassion

“The Pride of PNG Awards for Women honours the remarkable women of PNG for protecting, advancing and serving their communities they represent,” reiterated Mahesh Patel, Managing Director of CPL.

The nominations opened yesterday and will close on August 31st, 2018.

(Governor-General Bob Dadae at yesterday’s launch)

Carolyn Ure